Our Partners & Supporters

We are incredibly grateful to our valued partners for their amazing support. Their contributions range from major multi-year cash grants to critically needed gifts-in-kind. Everyone listed on this page shares our long-term commitment to ending avoidable blindness throughout the world.

Canadian Partners

Donner Canadian Foundation

With the continued support of the Donner Canadian Foundation, we're launching a new three-year initiative in 2021 with the goal of reducing avoidable blindness and visual impairment among newborns and children in the remote and chronically underserved rural districts of Rangpur, Sylhet, Chandpur and Gopalganj.

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OBAT Canada

With support from OBAT Canada, we are working with our partners to reduce preventable vision loss and blindness due to cataracts among Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh. In most cases, a cataract can be removed – and a person’s vision restored – with a simple, quick and inexpensive surgery.

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Peter Gilgan Foundation

Thanks to the Peter Gilgan Foundation, Orbis established the first-ever retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening, treatment and referral service network in Bangladesh’s Chittagong and Rangpur Divisions, helping move another step closer to a national network of high-quality ROP services across the country.

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Gay Lea Foundation

With support from the Gay Lea Foundation, the "Integration of Community Eye Care in Ashanti Region, Ghana" project will help create access to high-quality primary eye care at the community level, increase awareness about good eye health, and improve positive health seeking behaviour in the Sekyere South District.

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L’OCCITANE Canada / L’OCCITANE Foundation

With support from L’OCCITANE Canada and the L’OCCITANE Foundation, Orbis is working to integrate eye health into Ghana’s primary health care system to create community-level access to primary eye care services and eye health education, while also strengthening eye care capacity at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Offinso District.

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Herzig Eye Institute

In collaboration with Herzig Eye Institute in 2021, we launched the "Patient Ambassador Program" to help support sight-saving vision care around the world.

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Global Partners


AAAASFI’s accreditation programs standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care.

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Alcon Foundation

The Alcon – Orbis relationship began in 1979, three years before Orbis’s first Flying Eye Hospital program. Over more than four decades, Alcon has donated state-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment, pharmaceuticals and supplies for the Flying Eye Hospital and its partner hospitals around the world.

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For more than 30 years, FedEx has played an indispensable role in helping Orbis achieve its vision of a world in which no one is needlessly blind.

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Jebsen generously partners with Orbis to build up a training, screening and referring eye care network covering hospitals and clinics in the rural area of China.

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OMEGA announced its Global Corporate Partnership with Orbis in January 2011.

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The Pfizer-Orbis relationship dates back to 1979, three years before Orbis's first sight-saving flight, when Pfizer began supporting Orbis through cash grants and donations of medical supplies.

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Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered supports Orbis’s “Seeing Is Believing” global community fundraising project which aims to serve China's blind population.

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For information on how to become an Orbis partner, please contact:

Alex Krievins

National Director, Development & Communications

Orbis Canada

Phone number: 416.413.7925 ext. 12

Address: 192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 421
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2

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